In late summer of 2015, Jeremy developed a cough that would not go away. He and his primary care physician went on a journey to find the answer. From EKG’s to stress echo to blood work to MRI’s, there was never a definitive answer. He grew more frustrated with each test. His cough worsened over the winter and spring and he experienced extreme fatigue and weight loss.
On late Friday night, May 6, 2016, Jeremy had abdominal pain and went to the hospital. While he was there, they ran a CT Scan to find the source of the abdominal pain. They found enlarged lymph nodes and ordered an immediate biopsy.
The test results came back for Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma specifically Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma (Stage III). This diagnosis brought answers to the symptoms he had been experiencing for almost a year. The abdominal pain was gone with 12 hours of his admittance into the hospital.
While in the hospital, he posted on social media these requests…
* This is overwhelming news for me and my family and we’d appreciate your prayers.
* The doctors have given me a lot of hope that I cannot just survive but be cured. (which I didn’t even know was possible.)
* I am not done being a husband and father and I intend to fight through the hard days of chemo treatment that I have ahead of me.
* I can almost tangibly feel God’s strength, and I ask for your prayers for that to continue.
* My church, family, and friends have been overwhelming with the way they are loving my family. I am humbled.
* The doctors have also told me that I can continue to serve my clients at Dreamstorm Digital Marketing and Parent Ministry. Having an online business will help me continue to work and provide for my family.
* Please also pray for my family as they journey intimately with me through this hard road. Yesterday I read Psalm 30 in the message. It said, "God, my God, I yelled for help and you put me together. God, you pulled me out of the grave, gave me another chance at life when I was down-and-out” I’m holding on to that truth as I go through each day of this process.
He has been overwhelmed with the outpouring of love and encouragement he has received from friends, family, and co-workers. Within hours, he was contacted by an old friend who is an oncologist/hematologist in another state. This has brought great peace and sound of mind because his friend will be reviewing all tests, scans, regimen and much more. He will have “two sets of eyes” on everything.
He was released from the hospital on Thursday, May 12 with a scheduled PET Scan and bone marrow biopsy. Once those results are in, he will know more about the course of treatment he will be receiving.
This site is where Jeremy’s family and friends will post updates on his journey.